Grease stains is a common problem faced by cyclists. The key to having a great cycle to travel around town, is maintenance. Keeping the bicycle oiled can often cause an oily mess. Tackle those ugly stains with our handy advice.
Shoe Polish is known to contain pigment and oils, well, Bicycle grease stains are very similar to that.
As a general advice you can scrape off any solid pieces with a blunt knife. When specific fabrics are involved, follow these instructions:
Carpeted area: The carpet often bears the brunt of an assortment of stains in almost every household. Use clean paper towels to blot after applying a couple of drops of WD-40 on the areas in question. Try to leave an interval of 30 seconds after you apply the WD-40. Following this you can work your way from out to in and just gently dab at the affected area. You can keep repeating this process until the stain has been removed. You can also use White Wizard to cleanse the carpet of any remaining colour traces. If there is a mark or two, apply the product and then leave it be for a couple of minutes. The start dabbing the areas with a paper towels. After the stain has been removed completely. Use a clean cloth to dry.
Fabrics: For fabrics the process is depends upon the size of the stain itself. If it is a deep stain follow the same process you did for the carpet. Follow it up with a treatment of Stain Devils No. 3 to remove any traces of the previous product used. Machine wash as usual at the end before you wear. If the grease stain is quite small initially, then all you have to do is to rub a little liquid detergent and wash for instant results.